About Us

WPFS logo #3With an over 50 year history, WPFS is a great learning experience for the Monmouth students and a great listening experience for the audience.    In Spring 2015, WPFS started broadcasting Low Power FM  on FM 105.9.  Low Power FM allows non-profits to have a small FM radio station to do community based programming in a small area.  We hope the broadcast station will not only benefit the students by having a real community to serve but also the community as a whole by providing a truly independent station providing a wide variety of information and entertainment.


WPFS is the new chapter in an over 50 year tradition of radio at Monmouth College.
Relive the past of WPFS (WMCR and WFS)  with this slide show.



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    Contact David Hazell, 319-850-2562


    A Two-Day Festival of Free-Flowing Rock
    Comes to the Washington in Downtown Burlington.
    Rusted Root headlines Friday March 24th and
    Devon Allman headlines Thursday March 23rd

    The roots of American music will shine this week at the Washington club in downtown Burlington. Rusted Root will perform Friday March 24th and Devon Allman takes the stage Thursday March 23rd, both headlining a full night of great music. Each show begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets for individual shows are available as well as two-night passes.

    Rusted Root has been making good-time music for more than 20 years. Their mix of straight-ahead rock with a world of beats has sold more than 3 million records. Starting with their hit “Send Me On My Way,” Rusted Roots songs have been featured in movie after movie. And their dynamic live performances have earned them comparisons to the Grateful Dead, the Dave Matthews Band and Phish. Their Burlington appearance on Friday is a rare chance to experience the magic in an intimate club setting. Also on the bill are Nicholas David, an alternative soul singer who was a finalist on “The Voice,” and local favorite Eric Pettit Lion.

    Devon Allman has blues-rock in his blood, literally. His father, Gregg Allman, was a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers, and Devon has performed with his dad on numerous occasions. The singer-guitarist has toured with his own band, Honeytribe, the blues-rock super group Royal Southern Brotherhood and now as the Devon Allman band. He was named Jam Band of the Year by the St. Louis newspaper Riverfront Times. Allmusic.com said of his 2016 album “Ride or Die,” “Allman’s approach is still rooted in muscular electric blues, but wraps these sounds in hooky hard rock, vintage soul and rhythm & blues.” Also on bill are Stars in Toledo, an all-star Burlington band.

    Tickets for the Rusted Root show Friday are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets for the Devon Allman show Thursday are $17 in advance and $20 at the show. A special two-day pass is available, in advance, for the price of just $40. That’s two shows for the price of one if you act right away.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance at Weird Harold’s record store, 411 Jefferson St. in downtown Burlington, or at tikly.com. The Washington is located at 306 Washington St. in downtown Burlington.

    Contact: David Hazell, 319-850-2562




    BURLINGTON, IOWA — Country-fried rock and soul comes to The Washington in downtown Burlington when Austin’s Beth Lee and the Breakups return April 21st. The sultry, raspy-voiced singer/songwriter will lead her three-piece band in a show that kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

    Beth Lee sings about heartbreak with soulful, sandpapery vocals on tunes that rock with an occasional twang or rockabilly groove. Her latest album, last year’s “Keep Your Mouth Shut,” drew strong reviews. KUTX radio in Austin called it “a perfect mix of brass, sass, vulnerability and non-nonsense.” Alternate Root Magazine said Beth Lee and the Breakups play “pure rock for the prairies and open range, honky-tonk rock and roll for dance floors and drinking.”

    Put on your dancing shoes and be prepared to cry in your beer. Beth Lee is coming to town.

    The Washington is located at 306 Washington Street in downtown Burlington.


    April 27th — The Nadas — All-American, high-energy Iowa rock
    April 28th — Cedric Burnside — Award-winning Delta-steeped blues
    May 12th — Harper — Global blues-rock from Australia by way of Detroit

  4. Longtime Iowa faves The Nadas will perform Thursday April 27th at The Washington in downtown Burlington, followed by the award-winning blues of The Cedric Burnside Project the next night, Friday April 28th. The Nadas show begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday. The Burnside show begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for each show can be purchased separately for $12 in advance at https://tikly.co/ or at the door for $15. The Washington is at 306 Washington Street in Burlington.


    BURLINGTON, Iowa — The blues comes in many forms, and Harper & the Midwest Kind play all of them very well. So well, in fact that they have won enough awards to overstuff a trophy case — more than a dozen honors in four countries. Blues fans can enjoy this musical excellence in person Friday May 12th at The Washington club in downtown Burlington. Tickets for the 8:30 p.m. show are $10, and they can be purchased at the club, located at 306 Washington Street.

    From blues with a funky stroll to blues with a bouncy shuffle to blues with its roots deep in the Delta, Harper & the Midwest Kind do it all. And they have one tubular asset you may never see anywhere else on a blues stage. Singer/songwriter/bandleader Peter Harper, an Australian-American now based in the U.S., brings a unique accent to the blues with the mysterious, haunting sounds of the didgeridoo. This long, tubular instrument from Down Under goes deeper than any harp you’ve ever heard, although Harper can wail on harmonica as well.

    Over the course of six solo albums by Harper, as well as four albums by Harper & the Midwest Kind, fans have supported this music with chart-busting success. Their latest album, “Show Your Love,” debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Magazine blues chart and stayed in the top 10 for 25 weeks.

    Blues Revue magazine described Harper as “a singer with the deep soul of Motown, a harmonica player who can graft Sonny Boy (Williamson) and Little Walter with John Popper (of Blues Traveler fame), a songwriter who tells his own compelling stories in an unhurried, J.J. Cale-like manner.”

    After seeing a Harper & the Midwest Kind show last year, Chip Eagle, publisher of Blues Revue magazine proclaimed, “Harper is the most exciting act on the live scene today!”

    Blues fans, as well as any fan of roots music, won’t want to miss Harper and the Midwest Kind when they play The Washington in downtown Burlington on May 12. Call 319-758-9553 for more information.

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